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A. Mission Statement
MilitaryShoppersNews.com's Mission Statement is to continually seek resources and information from patriotic organizations willing to show their appreciation for the sacrifices made by those who serve our nation. MilitaryShoppersNews.com highlights product and service discounts and extends special offers, weekly shopping sprees, military charities, community forums, sponsored content, contests, sweepstakes, and giveaways exclusively for military families. B. The Military Shoppers News Website
From time to time we will change, or make improvements to, our Website. Such changes and/or improvements shall be made without prior notice to you. We may provide you notice of such change on our Website or in e-mails we send to our Members.
II. Your Rights and Obligations
A. Service Eligibility
C. User Name/E-Mail Address and Password
To log onto our Website, you will need a user name and password which you will supply when you register to use our Website. You are responsible for maintaining the security and confidentiality of your user name and password, and all activities (whether by you or by others) with respect to the Website that occur under your user name or password. You are also liable for all charges, damages and losses incurred or suffered by you and/or by us as a result of your failure to maintain the confidentiality of your user name and password. We are not liable for any harm or loss caused by or related to the theft or disclosure of your user name and password, or your authorization to allow another person to access and use the Website with your user name and password. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized use of your user name and password, the need to deactivate your user name and password due to security concerns, or any other breach of security. You must ensure that you log out of your account at the end of each session.
D. Your License to Us
E. Your Responsibilities
In connection with using our Website, you agree that you will:
1. Comply with all applicable laws, including, without limitation, privacy laws, intellectual property laws, export control laws, tax laws, and regulatory requirements;
2. Provide accurate information to us and update it as necessary;
4. Review and comply with notices sent by us concerning the Website and our operation thereof; and 5. Use the Website in an honest, respectful and professional manner.
In connection with using our Website, you agree that you will not:
6. Act dishonestly or unprofessionally by engaging in unprofessional behavior or by posting inappropriate, inaccurate, or objectionable content to our Website;
8. Reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, decipher or otherwise attempt to derive the source code for any underlying intellectual property used in connection with the Website, or any part thereof;
9. Include information in your profile or elsewhere, except in designated fields, that is confidential in nature or that reveals your identity or sensitive personal information such as an email address, phone number or address; 10. Create a user profile for anyone other than a natural person;
11. Utilize information, content or any data you view on and/or obtain from our Website to provide any service that is competitive, in our sole discretion, with our Website or our business;
12. Imply or state, directly or indirectly, that you are affiliated with or endorsed by MilitaryShoppersNews.com, unless you have entered into a written agreement with us to that effect;
13. Adapt, modify or create derivative works based on our Website or the technology underlying our Website, or other Members' content, in whole or part;
14. Rent, lease, loan, trade or sell/re-sell access to our Website or any information therein, or the equivalent, in whole or part;
15. Deep-link to our Website for any purpose, (i.e. including a link to one of our web pages other than our Website's home page) unless expressly authorized in writing by us or for the purpose of promoting your profile on our Website;
16. Use manual or automated software, devices, scripts, robots, or other means or processes to access, "scrape," "crawl" or "spider" our Website; 17. Use bots or other automated methods to add or download contacts, send or redirect messages or perform other permitted activities; 18. Access, via automated or manual means or processes, our Website for purposes of monitoring its availability, performance or functionality or for any competitive purpose; 19. Engage in "framing," "mirroring," or otherwise simulating the appearance or function of our Website; 20. Attempt to or actually access our Website by any means other than through the interfaces provided by us; 21. Attempt to or actually override any security component included in or underlying our Website; 22. Engage in any action that directly or indirectly interferes with the proper working of or places an unreasonable load on our infrastructure, including but not limited to unsolicited communications to other Members or our personnel, attempts to gain unauthorized access, or transmission or activation of computer viruses;
23. Remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices contained in or on our Website, including ours or any Sponsor's;
24. Remove, cover or otherwise obscure any form of advertisement included on our Website;
25. Harass, abuse or harm another person, including sending unwelcome communications to others using our Website;
27. Share information of non-Members without their express consent;
28. Interfere with or disrupt our Website, including but not limited to any servers or networks connected to our Website;
29. Invite people you do not know to use your account;
30. Use or attempt to use another's account without our authorization, or create a false identity on our Website; 31. Infringe or use our brand, logos and/or trademarks, including, without limitation, using the words " MilitaryShoppersNews.com," or words likely to be confused with those words, in any business name, email, or URL, except as expressly permitted by us in writing;
32. Upload, post information, email, transmit or otherwise make available or initiate any content that:
a. Falsely states, impersonates or otherwise misrepresents your identity, including but not limited to the use of a pseudonym, or misrepresenting your current or previous positions and qualifications, or your affiliations with a person or entity, past or present;
b. Is unlawful, libelous, abusive, obscene, discriminatory or otherwise objectionable;
c. Adds to a content field content that is not intended for such field (i.e. submitting a telephone number in the "title" or any other field, or including telephone numbers, email addresses, street addresses or any personally identifiable information for which there is not a field provided by us);
d. Includes information that you do not have the right to disclose or make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as insider information, or proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements);
e. Infringes upon patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights or other proprietary rights;
f. Includes any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or any other form of solicitation. This prohibition includes but is not limited to (i) using our Website to send messages to people who don't know you or who are unlikely to recognize you as a known contact; (ii) using our Website to connect to people who don't know you and then sending unsolicited promotional messages to those connections without their permission; and (iii) sending messages to distribution lists, newsgroup aliases or group aliases;
g. Contains software viruses, worms, or any other computer code, files or programs that interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment of ours or any Member; and/or
h. Forges headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any communication transmitted through our Website.
33. Participate, directly or indirectly, in the setting up or development of a network that seeks to create a pyramid scheme or other similar practice.
F. Website Security Rules
You are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate the security of the our Website, including, without limitation, (1) accessing data not intended for you or logging into a server or account that you are not authorized to access, (2) attempting to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of our Website or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization, or (3) attempting to interfere with service to any user, host or network, including, without limitation, by means of overloading, "flooding", "mailbombing" or "crashing." Violations of Website or network security may result in civil or criminal liability. We may investigate occurrences which involve such violations and may involve, and cooperate with, law enforcement authorities in prosecuting Members who are involved in such violations.
H. Notifications and other Service Communications
For purposes of our communicating with you regarding the Website, notice shall consist of an email from us to an email address associated with your account, even if we have other contact information. You also agree that we may communicate with you through your Website account or through other means including email, cellular telephone, telephone, or delivery services including the U.S. Postal Service about your Website account or services associated with us. In addition to the foregoing, we may notify you via postings on www.MilitaryShoppersNews.com. You acknowledge and agree that we shall have no liability associated with or arising from your failure to maintain accurate contact or other information, including, but not limited to, your failure to receive critical information about the Website. You may contact us via email at:
Or via U.S. mail or courier at:
Military Media, Inc.
3 Neptune Road
Poughkeepsie NY 12601
Attention: Legal Department
Additionally, MilitaryShoppersNews.com accepts service of process at this address. Any notices that you provide without compliance with this section shall have no legal effect.
I. Compliance with Applicable Laws
You are responsible for ensuring that your use of our Website complies with all laws directly or indirectly applicable to you or us. MilitaryShoppersNews.com IS NOT LIABLE OR RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY OF YOUR ACTS OR OMISSIONS IN USING THE WEBSITE IN WAYS THAT DO NOT COMPLY WITH ANY APPLICABLE LAW.
J. You Must be 14 or Older to Use this Website
K. Your Right to Use our Website
L. Complaint Procedure
M. Export Control
Your use of our Website, including the software that runs our Website, is subject to export and re-export control laws and regulations, including the Export Administration Regulations ("EAR") maintained by the United States Department of Commerce and sanctions programs maintained by the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control. You shall not - directly or indirectly - sell, export, re-export, transfer, divert, or otherwise dispose of any software or service to any end-user without obtaining the required authorizations from the appropriate government authorities. You also warrant that you are not prohibited from receiving US origin products, including services or software.
III. Our Rights and Obligations
A. Availability of Website
C. MilitaryShoppersNews.com Intellectual Property
D. Collection and Use of Your Content by Us
F. No Professional Advice
None of the services, materials, content, or information available on or through our Website constitutes employment, career, financial, legal, or other professional advice. You are encouraged to obtain advice tailored to your particular situation from a qualified professional if you have any questions regarding any such matters.
G. Links to Other Sites
H. Limitation of Liability and Disclaimer of Warranties
YOU ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK FOR YOUR USE OF OUR WEBSITE AND THE INTERNET GENERALLY. OUR WEBSITE AND THE INFORMATION PROVIDED ON IT ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD-PARTIES' RIGHTS, TITLE, AND/OR WARRANTIES ARISING BY COURSE OF DEALING OR CUSTOM OF TRADE WITH RESPECT TO THE WEBSITE OR OUR INFORMATION PROVIDED THEREIN. WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES REGARDING THE (1) ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, CONTEMPORANEOUSNESS OR TIMELINESS OF OUR WEBSITE, (2) THE QUALITY AND SECURITY OF OUR WEBSITE, OR (3) THE INABILITY TO ACCESS OUR WEBSITE OR ITS CONTENT, INCLUDING WHETHER OUR WEBSITE WILL BE FREE OF VIRUSES, UNAUTHORIZED CODE OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR TAKING ALL PRECAUTIONS YOU BELIEVE NECESSARY OR ADVISABLE TO PROTECT YOURSELF AGAINST ANY CLAIM, DAMAGE, LOSS OR HAZARD THAT MAY ARISE BY VIRTUE OF YOUR USE OF OUR WEBSITE. WHEN USING OUR WEBSITE, INFORMATION WILL BE TRANSMITTED OVER THE INTERNET, A MEDIUM THAT IS BEYOND OUR CONTROL AND JURISDICTION. ACCORDINGLY, WE ASSUME NO LIABILITY FOR OR RELATING TO THE DELAY, FAILURE, INTERRUPTION, OR CORRUPTION OF ANY DATA OR OTHER INFORMATION TRANSMITTED IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF OUR WEBSITE, AND YOU (AND NOT US) ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY MAINTENANCE, REPAIR OR CORRECTION. YOU SHALL HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO RECOURSE AGAINST US FOR ANY ALLEGED OR ACTUAL INFRINGEMENT OF ANY PROPRIETARY RIGHTS YOU MAY HAVE IN ANYTHING YOU POST ON OUR WEBSITE. ANY MATERIAL DESCRIBED OR USED ON OUR WEBSITE MAY BE SUBJECT TO INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS OWNED BY THIRD PARTIES WHO HAVE LICENSED SUCH MATERIAL TO US. WE MAKE NO WARRANTIES WHATSOEVER THAT A USER WILL OBTAIN ANY JOB THROUGH OUR WEBSITE, NOR DO WE MAKE ANY WARRANTIES ABOUT (AND TAKE NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR) ANY JOB YOU MAY OBTAIN. WE DO NOT HAVE ANY OBLIGATION TO VERIFY THE IDENTITY OF THE PERSONS SUBSCRIBING TO OUR WEBSITE, NOR DO WE HAVE ANY OBLIGATION TO MONITOR THE USE OF OUR WEBSITE BY OTHER USERS. THEREFORE, WE DISCLAIM ALL LIABILITY FOR IDENTITY THEFT OR ANY OTHER MISUSE OF YOUR IDENTITY OR INFORMATION.
I. Limitation of Damages and Remedies
J. No Partnership
M. No Extraterritoriality
We are based in Poughkeepsie, New York in the United States of America. We make no representation that our Website is appropriate or may legally be viewed in the nation, state, province or other jurisdiction in which you reside, do business, or are incorporated or organized, and access to the Website is prohibited from jurisdictions where the Website, or its content, is illegal. Those who choose to access the Website do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable laws. If you access the Website from outside the United States of America, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction.
1. Mutual rights of termination.
2. Misuse of the Services.
We may restrict, suspend or terminate the account of any Member who abuses or misuses our Website. Misuse of our Website includes inviting other Members with whom you do not know to connect; abusing the My Account messaging services; creating multiple or false profiles; using our Website commercially without our authorization; infringing any intellectual property rights; or any other behavior that we, in its sole discretion, deem contrary to the purpose of the Website. In addition, and without limiting the foregoing, we will terminate accounts of Members who, in our sole discretion, are deemed to be repeat infringers under the United States Copyright Act.
3. Effect of Termination.
Upon the termination of your account with us, you lose access to our Website. In addition, we may block access to our Website from an IP address or range of IP addresses associated with those of terminated Members.
O. Identification of Copyright or Trademark Infringement Agent
If you believe that your copyrighted work or trademark has been uploaded, posted or copied to our Website and is accessible on our Website in a way that constitutes copyright or trademark infringement, please contact us regarding content posted on MilitaryShoppers.com.
P. Jurisdiction and Choice of Law
You agree that with respect to any suit, action or proceeding arising out of or in connection with any dispute with us, including without limitation any claim involving us or our affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, members, officers, or agents: (1) you will submit to the jurisdiction of the courts of Dutchess County, New York, and (2) you irrevocably waive any objection that you may have at any time to the laying of venue of any suit, action or proceeding arising out of or relating hereto brought in any such court; irrevocably waive any claim that any such suit, action or proceeding brought in any such court has been brought in an inconvenient forum; and irrevocably waive the right to object, with respect to any such claim, suit, action or proceeding brought in any such court, that such court does not have jurisdiction over you.
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MilitaryShoppersNews.com Sweepstakes Official Rules
NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. ALL FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL, AND MUNICIPAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS APPLY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
MilitaryShoppersNews.com Sweepstakes (the Sweepstakes) is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry. Employees of Military Media Inc, or sweepstakes sponsors, and other companies associated with the promotion of the Sweepstakes, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates and advertising and promotion agencies as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible. The Contest is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
The Sweepstakes is sponsored by Military Media Inc. 3 Neptune Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
3. Agreement to Official Rules
Participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes entrant's full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon being compliant with these Official Rules and fulfilling all other requirements set forth herein.
4. Sweepstakes Period
The 2020 Sweepstakes begins on the 1st of each month at 12:00:00 AM (noon) Eastern US and ends on the, last day of each month at 11:59:00 PM Eastern US (the "Sweeps Period"). Entries that are submitted before or after the Sweeps Period will be disqualified.
5. How to Enter
During the Sweeps Period, visit www.militaryshoppersnews.com and follow the directions provided to fill out the entry information and submit.
Limit one (1) entry per person, per email address, and per household per day for the duration of the Sweeps Period, regardless of method of entry. Entries received from any person, e-mail address, or household in excess of the stated limitation will be void. All entries become the property of Military Media Inc. and will not be acknowledged or returned.
6. Prize Drawing
On or about the 5th of each month, the Sponsor will select a potential winner in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received. The odds of being selected depend on the number of entries received. The Sponsor will attempt to notify the potential winner via telephone or email on or about the 7th of each month, 2020. If the potential winner cannot be contacted within five (5) days after the date of the first attempt to contact him/her, the Sponsor may select an alternate potential winner in his/her place at random from the remaining non-winning, eligible entries.
7. Winner Notification
The potential winner will be notified by email, mail or phone. The potential winner (parent/legal guardian if a minor in his/her state of residence) will be required to complete, electronically sign and submit a Declaration of Compliance within five (5) days of the date notice or attempted notice is sent, in order to claim his/her prize. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, or fails to submit the Declaration of Compliance within the required time period (if applicable), or prize is returned as undeliverable, potential winner forfeits prize. If the potential winner is at least 18 but still considered a minor in his/her jurisdiction of residence, Sponsor reserves the right to award the prize in the name of his/her parent or legal guardian, who will be required to sign the Declaration of Compliance on the potential winners behalf and fulfill any other requirements imposed on winner set forth herein. Potential winners must continue to comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. In the event that a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor will award the applicable prize to an alternate winner by random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries. Only three (3) alternate drawings will be held, after which the prize will remain un-awarded. Prizes will be fulfilled approximately 8-10 weeks after the conclusion of the Contest.
Three prizes will be awarded. The prize is a Fitbit. The approximate retail value is $150.
9. General Conditions
In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Sweepstakes is impaired in any way for any reason, including, but not limited to fraud, virus, bug, worm, unauthorized human intervention or other technical problem, or in the event the Sweepstakes is unable to run as planned for any other reason, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, the Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either (a) suspend the Sweepstakes to address the impairment and then resume the Sweepstakes in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules or (b) terminate the Sweepstakes and, in the event of termination, award the prize at random from among the eligible, non-suspect entries received up to the time of the impairment. The Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to damage the website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages (including attorney's fees) and any other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Failure by the Sponsor to enforce any provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
10. Release and Limitations of Liability
No Federal, Army, Navy, Air Force or Marine Corps Endorsement of Advertiser Intended. No endorsement by military resale agencies such as Defense Commissary Agency, Army and Air Force Exchange Service, Navy Exchange Command, Marine Corps Exchange, Coast Guard Exchange or Veteran's Canteen Service.
By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants agree to release and hold harmless the Sponsor, Military Media Inc., MilitaryShoppersNews.com and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, other companies associated with the Sweepstakes, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, shareholders, representatives, and agents (the Released Parties) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use of the prize (including any travel or activity related thereto), including, but not limited to: (a) any technical errors associated with the Sweepstakes, including lost, interrupted or unavailable Internet Service Provider (ISP), network, server, wireless service provider, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone, cellular tower or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties; (b) unauthorized human intervention in the Sweepstakes; (c) mechanical, network, electronic, computer, human, printing or typographical errors; (d) application downloads, (e) any other errors or problems in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors that may occur in the administration of the Sweepstakes, the announcement of the winner, the cancellation or postponement of the event and/or the flyover, if applicable, the incorrect downloading of the application, the processing of entries application downloads or in any Sweepstakes-related materials; or (f) injury, death, losses or damages of any kind, to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrants participation in the Sweepstakes or acceptance, receipt or misuse of the prize (including any travel or activity related thereto). Entrant further agrees that in any cause of action, the Released Parties liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Sweepstakes, and in no event shall the entrant be entitled to receive attorney's fees. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes. Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.
Except where prohibited, each entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in New York. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrants rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of New York, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules, which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than New York.